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Automated Text Recognition and the Transkribus Platform Seminar

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5th Floor Seminar Room, Centre for Research Collections

Main University Library, University of Edinburgh

30 George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9LJ

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Digitisation is already doing much to open up historical collections to wider audiences; the next step is to use computers to automatically process and search these documents. This workshop will show how the Transkribus transcription platform can be used to perform the automated transcription and searching of both handwritten and printed collections.

The workshop will be delivered by Dr Guenter Muelhberger (University of Innsbruck) and Dr Louise Seaward (University College London). The event is hosted by Professor Melissa Terras (University of Edinburgh), as part of the READ project.

The first part of the workshop will be a short lecture which will introduce participants to the workings of Automated Text Recognition technology and explain how Transkribus allows users to process and search documents of various languages, dates and styles. It will demonstrate how numerous archives and research projects have begun to benefit from this technology and suggest its potential to revolutionise the exploration, transcription and indexing of historical collections by both professional and public users.

The second part of the workshop will be a practical session where participants will learn how to work with Transkribus to train and apply Automated Text Recognition technology to the documents that they are interested in.

Participants should register for a Transkribus account and install the platform on their laptop in advance of the workshop.

Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop.

For more information on Transkribus, see the READ Project website, the Transkribus website and the Transkribus wiki.

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Please contact Helen Bradley with any queries:

email: helen.bradley@ed.ac.uk

tel: 0131 6504540 / 07932 072 84)

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5th Floor Seminar Room, Centre for Research Collections

Main University Library, University of Edinburgh

30 George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9LJ

United Kingdom

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